Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Speedy Quilt Top Finish

Just a few days ago I shared my last completed blocks for Happy Quilting's Irish Chain Twist Quilt Along.  Finding myself with some time in my sewing room, I have already sewn up all the blocks into a flimsy.  Yay for a finished quilt top!




 I always enjoy Melissa's Quilt-Alongs.  This is my third one.  As usual, her instructions were great and the steps were broken down so the work for each week was very achievable.




 This quilt did cause me to work a bit out of my comfort zone.  I am not a big fan of a lot of white space.  But the 1930's fabric I wanted to use up needed a white background.  I was also a bit challenged with the wonky lines.  But I trusted the process and explored something I wouldn't normally do and the quilt turned out fine.











Here is a view of it pinned on one of my design walls.  I am happy to say this quilt has FINALLY depleted all of my reproduction prints.  There still might be a small scrap or two but all of the bigger pieces are now gone.












Here is a shot of the fabric for the backing.  I was even able to find it on discount at a recent quilt store visit.  I think it looks like it was made for this quilt!


Can you see the seam I put in?  I love to always try and match up the print on my backing.  This one was an easy one.






I actually finished up the quilting already - can you believe it!?!.  I will be revealing the finished quilt later in April.  Melissa will be putting together a quilt parade showing all of the finished quilts on April 23rd.  You definitely won't want to miss it!






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17 comments:

Sil said...

The back is perfect. Amazing!

JanineMarie said...

That was fast!! And your backing fabric is wonderful (including the seam)! Late April seems like a long time to wait...

Kristen Jones said...

That came out beautiful! I am going through Melissa QAL for the star surround quilt. I'm really loving her clear tutorials also. I may just have to do this one next!

Jasmine said...

You are speedy! Your backing looks great and I can't wait to see the finished quilt. (But it sounds like I will have to.) ;)

Rachel @ Quiltineering said...

Thats some awesome pattern matching on the backing fabric!!

Stitchin At Home said...

Looks great and done already. WOW!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Doesn't a finish like this feel awesome! Congrats! It looks great!! I love it's unique design.

Melissa Corry said...

It looks fantastic!!! Way to work outside your comfort zone and try something new, that is what QAL's are all about. And yes, your finish is absolutely beautiful!!! And I am super impressed that you already have it quilted ;) Looking forward to seeing that finish picture ;)

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

The backing fabric is so perfect for the quilt top, and your seam matching is fantastic! Congratulations on the finish, and I look forward to the linkup / reveal and seeing what everyone else created, too.

Susan Arnold said...

Got mine done too and we both made the same size--a really big baby quilt! I'll post mine later today, quiltfabrication.blogspot.com

Shanna said...

What a fantastic quilt, way to go!!

Lara B. said...

A great outcome Cyndy! You must have been so excited when you found that backing fabric. I had no idea there was a seam in it until you pointed it out, LOL.

Sandra Walker said...

Oh WOW, that backing was MADE for this quilt! Unreal. "Not a fan of of a lot of white space"...you should see all the open space I have in the current quilt...a little daunting, for sure! You are sure dedicated to whittling down your stash!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A lovely finish! Looking forward to seeing how you quilted it! Linda

Cheryl said...

Beautiful quilt top and what get piecing on the back, you can't see the seam at all.

Agi said...

I really like your colour choice despite the fact that I always thought gray in dull - mow I see how wrong I was!

Agi said...

well mistyping is on the way... gray is dull and now I see how wrong I was...

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